Hopewell Township Drug Paraphernalia Lawyer
All too often the police in Hopewell Township discover drug paraphernalia while making a routine traffic stop or while conducting some other search of an individual’s person or property. When police find some form of drug paraphernalia they are quick to issue drug paraphernalia possession charges. These charges are heard by the Hopewell Township municipal court and if you are facing these types of charges it is in your best interest to have a skilled criminal defense attorney representing you. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have an established history of successfully resolving drug paraphernalia possession cases for our clients and we are ready and available to help you with your defense. You should contact us by calling 609–683–8102 at once to initiate a free initial consultation with one or our drug paraphernalia possession defense attorneys.
Under N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2, What Is Drug Paraphernalia?
N.J.S.A. 2c:36-2 provides law enforcement with wide latitude as to what constitutes drug paraphernalia for the purposes of pressing drug paraphernalia possession charges. Specifically, it is illegal to use or possess with the intent to use any form of drug paraphernalia that is meant to ingest, inhale, conceal, produce, manufacture, produce, compound, store, analyze, test, convert, package, repackage, plant or grow a controlled dangerous substance.
Equipment used to introduce controlled dangerous substances into the body. Any tool or piece of equipment that is used to facilitate the introduction of a controlled dangerous substance into the human body is considered drug paraphernalia. The most common examples of drug paraphernalia in this category include smoking pipes (e.g., bongs, chillums, spoons, bubblers, etc.), rolling papers, and hypodermic syringes and needles.
Equipment used to plant or grow marijuana. Any equipment that is used to plant or grow marijuana is often considered drug paraphernalia by law enforcement. This could include any planting equipment, special plant food, grow lights, or hydroponic systems that are used for growing marijuana.
Equipment used to manufacture illegal drugs. Any equipment that is used to manufacture or produce a controlled dangerous substance can be considered drug paraphernalia. This would include any lab equipment that was used to “cook” a drug into a useable/consumable form (e.g., lab equipment that is used to make methamphetamine or a spoon used to cook heroin). This could also include marijuana grinders or the mortar and pestle used to crush up amphetamines to be snorted.
Equipment used to distribute or transport illegal drugs. A wide variety of items can be used to distribute and transport illegal drugs, and these items can also be considered drug paraphernalia under N.J. law. For example, measuring scales, small empty baggies and empty vials are all examples of tools that are used to distribute illegal drugs into smaller quantities and are used to conceal, package and transport the illegal drugs.
Drug Paraphernalia Possession Defense Attorneys in Hopewell Township, NJ
If you have been caught by law enforcement and charged with drug paraphernalia possession it is important that you get in touch with an experienced drug paraphernalia possession defense lawyer immediately. While drug paraphernalia possession is a relatively low-level offense, you could still wind up with a criminal record and face jail time if convicted. The Hopewell Township drug paraphernalia possession defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have decades of experience handling disorderly person charges just like yours. We are ready and available to help you as best as we can. Please feel free to give us a call at 609–683–8102 at your earliest convenience. We look forward to having one of our attorneys provide you with a free consultation about your situation.
We serve clients throughout Mercer County, New Jersey — including Trenton, Hamilton, Princeton Borough, West Windsor, East Windsor, Lawrence Township, Robbinsville, Hightstown, Princeton Township, Ewing and Hopewell — and surrounding areas, including Hunterdon County and Burlington County.